#172 Pichu
General Location Attacks Stats Egg Moves
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This Pokédex entry is for Generation VII Pokémon games. For Pokémon Sword & Shield data, click here
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Name Other Names No. Gender Ratio Type
Pichu
Japan: Pichu
ピチュー
French: Pichu
German: Pichu
Korean: 피츄
National: #172
Alola: #031
Melemele: #031
Akala: #---
Ula'ula: #---
Poni: #---
Male :50%
Female :50%
Electric-type
Classification Height Weight Capture Rate Base Egg Steps
Tiny Mouse Pokémon 1'00"
0.3m
4.4lbs
2kg
1902,560
Abilities: Static - Lightningrod (Hidden Ability)
Static: The opponent has a 30% chance of being induced with PARALYZE when using an attack, that requires physical contact, against this Pokémon.
Hidden Ability (Available):
Lightningrod: Electric-type moves are drawn to this Pokémon. Electric-type moves will do no damage and the Pokémon's SP ATK is raised one stage.
Experience Growth Base Happiness Effort Values Earned S.O.S. Calling
1,000,000 Points
Medium Fast
70 1 Speed Point(s)
Often
Damage Taken
Attacking Move Type: Normal-type Attacking Move Type: Fire-type Attacking Move Type: Water-type Attacking Move Type: Electric-type Attacking Move Type: Grass-type Attacking Move Type: Ice-type Attacking Move Type: Fighting-type Attacking Move Type: Poison-type Attacking Move Type: Ground-type Attacking Move Type: Flying-type Attacking Move Type: Psychic-type Attacking Move Type: Bug-type Attacking Move Type: Rock-type Attacking Move Type: Ghost-type Attacking Move Type: Dragon-type Attacking Move Type: Dark-type Attacking Move Type: Steel-type Attacking Move Type: Fairy-type
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Wild Hold Item Egg Groups
  Pichu cannot breed
Evolutionary Chain
Locations - In-Depth Details
Sun Route 1, Hau'oli CityDetails
Moon Route 1, Hau'oli CityDetails
Ultra Sun Route 1Details
Ultra Moon Route 1Details
Trainer Locations  Details
Flavor Text
Sun It is not yet skilled at controlling electricity. If you take your eyes off it, it may shock itself.
Moon Despite this Pokémon’s cute appearance, those who want to live with one should prepare to be on the receiving end of its electric jolts.
Ultra Sun It still can’t use electricity well. When it’s surprised or excited, it discharges electricity unintentionally.
Ultra Moon It has electric sacs in its cheeks. When they’re fully charged, Pichu plays very energetically.

Generation VII Level Up
LevelAttack NameTypeCat.Att.Acc.PPEffect %
Thunder Shock Thunder Shock - Electric-type Thunder Shock: Special Move 40 100 30 10
A jolt of electricity crashes down on the target to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Charm Charm - Fairy-type Charm: Other Move -- 100 20 --
The user gazes at the target rather charmingly, making it less wary. This harshly lowers its Attack stat.
5 Tail Whip Tail Whip - Normal-type Tail Whip: Other Move -- 100 30 --
The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokémon less wary and lowering their Defense stat.
10 Sweet Kiss Sweet Kiss - Fairy-type Sweet Kiss: Other Move -- 75 10 --
The user kisses the target with a sweet, angelic cuteness that causes confusion.
13 Nasty Plot Nasty Plot - Dark-type Nasty Plot: Other Move -- -- 20 --
The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. This sharply raises the user's Sp. Atk stat.
18 Thunder Wave Thunder Wave - Electric-type Thunder Wave: Other Move -- 90 20 --
The user launches a weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the target.
TM & HM Attacks
TM/HM #Attack NameTypeCat.Att.Acc.PPEffect %
TM06 Toxic Toxic - Poison-type Toxic: Other Move -- 90 10 --
A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
TM10 Hidden Power Hidden Power - Normal-type Hidden Power: Special Move 60 100 15 --
A unique attack that varies in type depending on the Pokémon using it.
TM16 Light Screen Light Screen - Psychic-type Light Screen: Other Move -- -- 30 --
A wondrous wall of light is put up to reduce damage from special attacks for five turns.
TM17 Protect Protect - Normal-type Protect: Other Move -- -- 10 --
Enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
TM18 Rain Dance Rain Dance - Water-type Rain Dance: Other Move -- -- 5 --
The user summons a heavy rain that falls for five turns, powering up Water-type moves. It lowers the power of Fire-type moves.
TM21 Frustration Frustration - Normal-type Frustration: Physical Move ?? 100 20 --
This full-power attack grows more powerful the less the user likes its Trainer.
TM24 Thunderbolt Thunderbolt - Electric-type Thunderbolt: Special Move 90 100 15 10
A strong electric blast crashes down on the target. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
TM25 Thunder Thunder - Electric-type Thunder: Special Move 110 70 10 30
A wicked thunderbolt is dropped on the target to inflict damage. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
TM27 Return Return - Normal-type Return: Physical Move ?? 100 20 --
This full-power attack grows more powerful the more the user likes its Trainer.
TM32 Double Team Double Team - Normal-type Double Team: Other Move -- -- 15 --
By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.
TM42 Facade Facade - Normal-type Facade: Physical Move 70 100 20 --
This attack move doubles its power if the user is poisoned, burned, or paralyzed.
TM44 Rest Rest - Psychic-type Rest: Other Move -- -- 10 --
The user goes to sleep for two turns. This fully restores the user's HP and heals any status conditions.
TM45 Attract Attract - Normal-type Attract: Other Move -- 100 15 --
If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.
TM48 Round Round - Normal-type Round: Special Move 60 100 15 --
The user attacks the target with a song. Others can join in the Round to increase the power of the attack.
TM49 Echoed Voice Echoed Voice - Normal-type Echoed Voice: Special Move 40 100 15 --
The user attacks the target with an echoing voice. If this move is used every turn, its power is increased.
TM56 Fling Fling - Dark-type Fling: Physical Move ?? 100 10 --
The user flings its held item at the target to attack. This move's power and effects depend on the item.
TM57 Charge Beam Charge Beam - Electric-type Charge Beam: Special Move 50 90 10 70
The user attacks with an electric charge. The user may use any remaining electricity to raise its Sp. Atk stat.
TM72 Volt Switch Volt Switch - Electric-type Volt Switch: Special Move 70 100 20 --
After making its attack, the user rushes back to switch places with a party Pokémon in waiting.
TM73 Thunder Wave Thunder Wave - Electric-type Thunder Wave: Other Move -- 90 20 --
The user launches a weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the target.
TM86 Grass Knot Grass Knot - Grass-type Grass Knot: Special Move ?? 100 20 --
The user snares the target with grass and trips it. The heavier the target, the greater the move's power.
TM87 Swagger Swagger - Normal-type Swagger: Other Move -- 85 15 --
The user enrages and confuses the target. However, this also sharply raises the target's Attack stat.
TM88 Sleep Talk Sleep Talk - Normal-type Sleep Talk: Other Move -- -- 10 --
While it is asleep, the user randomly uses one of the moves it knows.
TM90 Substitute Substitute - Normal-type Substitute: Other Move -- -- 10 --
The user makes a copy of itself using some of its HP. The copy serves as the user's decoy.
TM93 Wild Charge Wild Charge - Electric-type Wild Charge: Physical Move 90 100 15 --
The user shrouds itself in electricity and smashes into its target. This also damages the user a little.
TM100 Confide Confide - Normal-type Confide: Other Move -- -- 20 100
The user tells the target a secret, and the target loses its ability to concentrate. This lowers the target's Sp. Atk stat.
Egg Moves (Details)
Attack NameTypeCat.Att.Acc.PPEffect %  
Reversal Reversal - Fighting-type Reversal: Physical Move ?? 100 15 -- Details
An all-out attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.
Bide Bide - Normal-type Bide: Physical Move ?? -- 10 -- Details
The user endures attacks for two turns, then strikes back to cause double the damage taken.
Present Present - Normal-type Present: Physical Move ?? 90 15 -- Details
The user attacks by giving the target a gift with a hidden trap. It restores HP sometimes, however.
Encore Encore - Normal-type Encore: Other Move -- 100 5 -- Details
The user compels the target to keep using the move it encored for three turns.
Double Slap Double Slap - Normal-type Double Slap: Physical Move 15 85 10 -- Details
The target is slapped repeatedly, back and forth, two to five times in a row.
Wish Wish - Normal-type Wish: Other Move -- -- 10 -- Details
One turn after this move is used, the user's or its replacement's HP is restored by half the user's max HP.
Charge Charge - Electric-type Charge: Other Move -- -- 20 -- Details
The user boosts the power of the Electric move it uses on the next turn. This also raises the user's Sp. Def stat.
Fake Out Fake Out - Normal-type Fake Out: Physical Move 40 100 10 100 Details
This attack hits first and makes the target flinch. It only works the first turn the user is in battle.
Thunder Punch Thunder Punch - Electric-type Thunder Punch: Physical Move 75 100 15 10 Details
The target is punched with an electrified fist. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Tickle Tickle - Normal-type Tickle: Other Move -- 100 20 -- Details
The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Flail Flail - Normal-type Flail: Physical Move ?? 100 15 -- Details
The user flails about aimlessly to attack. The less HP the user has, the greater the move's power.
Endure Endure - Normal-type Endure: Other Move -- -- 10 -- Details
The user endures any attack with at least 1 HP. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
Lucky Chant Lucky Chant - Normal-type Lucky Chant: Other Move -- -- 30 -- Details
The user chants an incantation toward the sky, preventing opposing Pokémon from landing critical hits for five turns.
Bestow Bestow - Normal-type Bestow: Other Move -- -- 15 -- Details
The user passes its held item to the target when the target isn't holding an item.
Disarming Voice Disarming Voice - Fairy-type Disarming Voice: Special Move 40 -- 15 -- Details
Letting out a charming cry, the user does emotional damage to opposing Pokémon. This attack never misses.
Electric Terrain Electric Terrain - Electric-type Electric Terrain: Other Move -- -- 10 -- Details
The user electrifies the ground for five turns, powering up Electric-type moves. Pokémon on the ground no longer fall asleep.
Volt Tackle Volt Tackle - Electric-type Volt Tackle: Physical Move 120 100 15 10 Details
The user electrifies itself and charges the target. This also damages the user quite a lot. This attack may leave the target with paralysis.Special Egg Move When Bred W/ Light Ball

Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon Move Tutor Attacks
Attack NameTypeCat.Att.Acc.PPEffect %
CovetCovet - Normal-typeCovet: Physical Move6010025--
The user endearingly approaches the target, then steals the target's held item.
Signal BeamSignal Beam - Bug-typeSignal Beam: Special Move751001510
The user attacks with a sinister beam of light. This may also confuse the target.
UproarUproar - Normal-typeUproar: Special Move9010010--
The user attacks in an uproar for three turns. During that time, no Pokémon can fall asleep.
Thunder PunchThunder Punch - Electric-typeThunder Punch: Physical Move751001510
The target is punched with an electrified fist. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Magnet RiseMagnet Rise - Electric-typeMagnet Rise: Other Move----10--
The user levitates using electrically generated magnetism for five turns.
ElectrowebElectroweb - Electric-typeElectroweb: Special Move559515100
The user attacks and captures opposing Pokémon using an electric net. This lowers their Speed stat.
Iron TailIron Tail - Steel-typeIron Tail: Physical Move100751530
The target is slammed with a steel-hard tail. This may also lower the target's Defense stat.
SnoreSnore - Normal-typeSnore: Special Move501001530
This attack can be used only if the user is asleep. The harsh noise may also make the target flinch.
Shock WaveShock Wave - Electric-typeShock Wave: Special Move60--20--
The user strikes the target with a quick jolt of electricity. This attack never misses.
Helping HandHelping Hand - Normal-typeHelping Hand: Other Move----20--
The user assists an ally by boosting the power of that ally's attack.
Usable Z Moves
Attack NameTypeCat.Max Att.Acc.PPEffect %
Breakneck Blitz Breakneck Blitz - Normal-type Physical MoveSpecial Move 160(Phy)/175(Spe) -- 1 --
The user builds up its momentum using its Z-Power and crashes into the target at full speed. The power varies, depending on the original move.
All-Out Pummeling All-Out Pummeling - Fighting-type Physical Move 160 -- 1 --
The user rams an energy orb created by its Z-Power into the target with full force. The power varies, depending on the original move.
Savage Spin-Out Savage Spin-Out - Bug-type Special Move 140 -- 1 --
The user binds the target with full force with threads of silk that the user spits using its Z-Power. The power varies, depending on the original move.
Corkscrew Crash Corkscrew Crash - Steel-type Physical Move 180 -- 1 --
The user spins very fast and rams into the target with the full force of its Z-Power. The power varies, depending on the original move.
Bloom Doom Bloom Doom - Grass-type Special Move 160 -- 1 --
The user collects energy from plants using its Z-Power and attacks the target with full force. The power varies, depending on the original move.
Gigavolt Havoc Gigavolt Havoc - Electric-type Physical MoveSpecial Move 175(Phy)/185(Spe) -- 1 --
The user hits the target with a powerful electric current collected by its Z-Power. The power varies, depending on the original move.
Black Hole Eclipse Black Hole Eclipse - Dark-type Physical Move 100 -- 1 --
The user gathers dark energy using its Z-Power and sucks the target into it. The power varies, depending on the original move.
Twinkle Tackle Twinkle Tackle - Fairy-type Special Move 100 -- 1 --
The user creates a very charming space using its Z-Power and totally toys with the target. The power varies, depending on the original move.
Usable Z Moves (Transfer Only/Improved)
Attack NameTypeCat.Max Att.Acc.PPEffect %
Tectonic Rage
Gen V or earlier
Tectonic Rage - Ground-type Special Move 100 -- 1 --
The user burrows deep into the ground and slams into the target with the full force of its Z-Power. The power varies, depending on the original move.
Continental Crush
Gen V or earlier
Continental Crush - Rock-type Physical Move 100 -- 1 --
The user summons a huge rock mountain using its Z-Power and drops it onto the target with full force. The power varies, depending on the original move.


Transfer Only Moves (Details)
Attack NameTypeCat.Att.Acc.PPEffect %Method
Flash -- 100 20 -- Gen VI TM70
The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy.
Secret Power 70 100 20 30 Gen VI TM94 (ΪRαS)
The additional effects of this attack depend upon where it was used.
Secret Power 70 100 20 30 Gen IV TM43
The additional effects of this attack depend upon where it was used.
Captivate -- 100 20 -- Gen IV TM78
If any opposing Pokémon is the opposite gender of the user, it is charmed, which harshly lowers its Sp. Atk stat.
Natural Gift ?? 100 15 -- Gen IV TM83
The user draws power to attack by using its held Berry. The Berry determines the move's type and power.
Swift 60 -- 20 -- Move Tutor - PtHGSS
Star-shaped rays are shot at the opposing Pokémon. This attack never misses.
Mud-slap 20 100 10 100 Move Tutor - PtHGSS
The user hurls mud in the target's face to inflict damage and lower its accuracy.
Rollout 30 90 20 -- Move Tutor - PtHGSS
The user continually rolls into the target over five turns. It becomes more powerful each time it hits.
Headbutt 70 100 15 30 Move Tutor - HGSS
The user sticks out its head and attacks by charging straight into the target. This may also make the target flinch.
Mega Punch 80 85 20 -- Move Tutor - FRLG
The target is slugged by a punch thrown with muscle-packed power.
Mega Kick 120 75 5 -- Move Tutor - FRLG
The target is attacked by a kick launched with muscle-packed power.
Body Slam 85 100 15 30 Move Tutor - FRLG
The user drops onto the target with its full body weight. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Double-edge 120 100 15 -- Move Tutor - FRLG
A reckless, life-risking tackle. This also damages the user quite a lot.
Counter ?? 100 20 -- Move Tutor - FRLG
A retaliation move that counters any physical attack, inflicting double the damage taken.
Seismic Toss ?? 100 20 -- Move Tutor - FRLG
The target is thrown using the power of gravity. It inflicts damage equal to the user's level.
Mimic -- -- 10 -- Move Tutor - FRLG
The user copies the target's last move. The move can be used during battle until the Pokémon is switched out.
Defense Curl -- -- 40 -- Move Tutor - Emerald
The user curls up to conceal weak spots and raise its Defense stat.
Curse -- -- 10 -- Gen II TM03
A move that works differently for the Ghost type than for all other types.
Zap Cannon 120 50 5 100 Gen II TM07
The user fires an electric blast like a cannon to inflict damage and cause paralysis.
Detect -- -- 5 -- Gen II TM43
Enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.


Stats
  HP Attack Defense Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
Base Stats - Total: 205 20 40 15 35 35 60
Max Stats
Hindering Nature
Lv. 50 80 - 127 40 - 82 18 - 60 36 - 78 36 - 78 58 - 100
Lv. 100 150 - 244 76 - 161 31 - 116 67 - 152 67 - 152 112 - 197
Max Stats
Neutral Nature
Lv. 50 80 - 127 45 - 92 20 - 67 40 - 87 40 - 87 65 - 112
Lv. 100 150 - 244 85 - 179 35 - 129 75 - 169 75 - 169 125 - 219
Max Stats
Beneficial Nature
Lv. 50 80 - 127 49 - 101 22 - 73 44 - 95 44 - 95 71 - 123
Lv. 100 150 - 244 93 - 196 38 - 141 82 - 185 82 - 185 137 - 240

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